After a year of having your wedding plans up in the air, we bet you’re more ready than ever to celebrate your special day in style. And what’s more romantic than a Mamma Mia style wedding in a Greek chapel? You can’t deny pretty cobbled streets, sumptuous sea views and traditional chapels are the height of romance – so, what’s the catch? Unfortunately, legal ceremonies can’t take place in these Greek chapels so this bit needs to be finalised at home or in a town hall on the morning of the wedding. But for many of you who opted for a small, discrete wedding last year, the legal bit is already done and it’s time to get the original guest list (before the rules went down to a mere 15 people) together at the prettiest venue you can find!
So, we’ve put together our absolute favourite Greek villas with chapels so you can celebrate the ultimate wedding in Greece and enjoy a villa holiday at the same time! It’s basically a wedding and honeymoon in one with the perfect pictures to prove it. Blessed.
1. Exi Estate, Elouda
Prices from: £153pppn (213USD)
When we say Exi Estate is a slice of paradise, we’re not lying. The stunning interiors will have your guests thinking it’s their special day too while the tennis court, private pool and direct sea access make it the perfect place for a lavish group celebration. Host your ceremony in the unique, Greek Orthodox chapel, enjoy a sing song on the Steinway grand piano for those essential Mamma Mia vibes and finish the night watching the spectacular moon-rises in the early hours.
2. Chapel View, Corfu
Sleeps: 2 (plus Boukari Bay and Villa Alexis that can be booked in combination with Chapel View)
Prices from: £140pppn (194USD)
If you’re looking for a bit of privacy whilst also having your friends and family nearby, Chapel View makes a magical retreat for two while keeping your guests occupied with the pools and tennis court at the two larger villas on-site. Tucked away in an ancient olive grove, this fairytale style studio exudes romance in the stone walls, wood-panelled ceilings and a central king-size bed. And the tiny, pink 16th-century Orthodox chapel makes an intimate (and picture-perfect) setting for the ceremony. You can even head down to the pebble beach for a post-ceremony dip!
3. Villa Gamma, Mykonos
Prices from: £140pppn (194USD)
Perched on a rocky hillside overlooking the glistening waters of Lia beach, Villa Gamma makes a relaxing retreat away from the hustle and bustle of the town. The fresh interiors create a calming atmosphere, complimented further by the quiet surroundings, jacuzzi and scenic infinity pool. Featuring its own tiny chapel, you can have the ceremony in total privacy and the wind protected location means you won’t have to worry about any wedding dress malfunctions!
P.S. Only 12km from Mykonos you can venture out for some days exploring the culture or plan a cheeky stag do/hen night at one of the local bars!
4. Boukari Bay, Corfu
Prices from: £99pppn (138USD)
Situated right at the water’s edge, the photos of Boukari Bay speak for themselves. Set in the same ancient olive grove as Chapel View, you’ll be able to access the pretty, pink chapel for your romantic ceremony before returning to the villa for a sunset dinner on the dining terrace overlooking the mountains. Need we say more?
5. Treasure Island, Mainland
Prices from: £251pppn (349USD)
For those looking to really blow their guests socks off, how does your own private island sound?! Spread over 900 acres and offering fresh produce and your own private chef, this is opulence at its finest. The pretty little chapel is like something straight out of a film so you can expect the perfect wedding photographs. And with panoramic views and an outdoor dining table seating up to 20 people, the celebrations can continue all throughout the trip.
6. Villa Mikis, Rhodes
Prices from: £26pppn (36USD)
For a slightly smaller affair, Villa Mikis makes the ideal setting for a more casual wedding. With a cute chapel in the garden, you can wed in the light of the insanely beautiful sunrises over Afandou beach and celebrate with a slap up barbeque brunch. There’s even a wellness area equipped with its own sauna and hot tub so you can zen out after the most important day of your life.
7. Villa Alexis, Corfu
Prices from: £123pppn (171USD)
If waking up to views over the Ionian sea isn’t honeymoon goals, we don’t know what is. Idyllically placed on the peaceful shores of Boukari bay, Villa Alexis makes an intimate setting for a small, special wedding. With your own private pool, beach and dining terrace, you can book a private chef to cook up a wedding feast before heading down for a sunset swim in the sea. There are another two villas (Chapel View and Boukari Bay) nearby that can be booked for extra guests and the tiny 16th century chapel is set among 900 olive trees so you’ll feel like you’re getting married in your own private forest!
8. Villa Vikelas, Rhodes
Prices from: £18pppn (25USD)
A sleek and contemporary option, Villa Vikelas oozes modern luxury with a very affordable price tag. From the large, private garden and inviting pool to the stylish living area and terraces perfect for star gazing, this villa is the place for only the coolest of couples. Wed in total privacy at the chapel in the garden before heading out for a day of exciting adventures in Rhodes Old Town, only a 10 minute drive from the villa.
9. Kyros Estate, Mykonos
Prices from: £197pppn (274USD)
We’ve saved the biggest ’til last. Boasting one of the largest villas on the island and hosting up to 32 guests, this is the one for a wedding party to remember. With stunning bedrooms, immaculate ensuites and breath-taking sea views, your guests will be treated to utter luxury while relaxing in the villa. Within the landscaped grounds you will find the picturesque chapel so you can have your ceremony with everyone around you before heading out onto the Mykonos party scene! Walk over to the nearby beaches to take some romantic wedding snaps before celebrating in style at the Paradise Beach Club, famed for its amazing parties! Cheers to that!
Now you’ve had a glimpse of our amazing villas with chapels for an idyllic wedding in Greece, we bet you’re feeling pretty loved up? So, why not check out our full collection of luxury Greek villas? Our friendly concierge team are always happy to help!